Lectures and Trainings

Joint Seminar - ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’

Joint Seminar - ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’

On December 18, 2013  a joint seminar ‘’Quebec Separatism in Canada: Evolution, Management, and Possible Implications for Georgia’’ between the Georgian Political Science Association and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies was held at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The presenter was Mr. Matthew Light,…

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Graduation Welcoming Ceremony of Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership Community Program

Graduation Welcoming Ceremony of Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership Community Program

On November 15, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2013 and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) was held at GFSIS. The ceremony’s keynote speakers included Amb. Alexander Rondeli, President of GFSIS, H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia and…

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Graduation Ceremony of

Graduation Ceremony of "Political Party Staff Training Project"

On September 26, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the Political Party Staff Training project took place at GFSIS. The representatives of 17 political parties, totally 36 political party staffers were awarded certificates for completion of seven month long intensive program in the issues of Political Sociology and Ideologies, Economics, International Relations, National Security, Ethnic Policies,…

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Public Lecture by Ambassador David J. Smith

Public Lecture by Ambassador David J. Smith

On 18 July, 2013 Ambassador David J. Smith (Director, Georgian Security Analysis Center, GFSIS) delivered a public lecture, “Azerbaijan and Georgia: The Enduring Strategic Importance of the East-West Corridor” at GFSIS. Ambassador Smith presented his views on current energy policy and underlined region’s geographical importance. Special attention was given to the importance…

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The Opening Ceremony of Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

The Opening Ceremony of Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists Program

On  March 27, 2013 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies officially launched a new cycle of the Policy Trainings For Young Political Party Activists  project. The opening ceremony was held at GFSIS and attended by political party leadership, representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Republican Institute…

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Two Trainings Organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva

Two Trainings Organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva

On February 26-28, 2013 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) hosted two trainings organized by The Graduate Institute Geneva in the In the scope of the project Capacity Building in International Relations. 

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Retreat to Signagi for Political Party Staff Training project Participants

Retreat to Signagi for Political Party Staff Training project Participants

On February 16, 2013 GFSIS organized an introductory seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants In Signagi.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The introductory seminar was attended by thirty (30) representatives…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On  February 7, 2013 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2012-2013 and a welcoming reception for the next cohort of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) were held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia, David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign…

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Lecture of Dr. Rondeli for Ethnic Azerbaijani Students

Lecture of Dr. Rondeli for Ethnic Azerbaijani Students

A lecture on „Current Security Environment in the Caucasus” was delivered by Dr. Alexander Rondeli to the ethnic Azerbaijani students of Georgian Universities at GFSIS on November 30, 2012.

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Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staffers  at the Bazaleti Lake Resort

Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staffers at the Bazaleti Lake Resort

On July 14-15, 2012 GFSIS organized a Weekend Seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants at the Bazaleti Lake Resort.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The weekend seminar was attended by nineteen (19)…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On April 26, 2012 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2011-12 and a welcoming reception for the class of 2012-13 of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) was held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included Amb. Alexander Rondeli, President, GFSIS David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, and Alf Eliasson, Head of the Development…

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Retreat to Gudauri for Political Party Staff Training Participants

Retreat to Gudauri for Political Party Staff Training Participants

On March 25, 2012 GFSIS organized an introductory seminar for the Political Party Staff Training project participants at Gudauri Ski Resort.  The seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge of topics related to important nationwide issues and creating an opportunity for the project participants to reinvigorate professional networking. The introductory seminar was attended by twenty-eight…

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Training in Project Management for Ethnic Minority Representatives in Akhalkalaki

Training in Project Management for Ethnic Minority Representatives in Akhalkalaki

On January 28-31, 2011 training in Project Management was conducted for the local community leaders, civil society, media, and government representatives of the region at the regional Public Policy Unit (PPU) of GFSIS in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti.  Ms. Nino Kakauridze, consultant on business processes at the Danish Refugee Council, conducted the training.

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Graduation Ceremony of

Graduation Ceremony of "Political Party Staff Training Project"

On January 17, 2012 a Commencement Ceremony for the Political Party Staff Training program graduates was held at the GFSIS office.  The Political Party Staff Training project is led by GFSIS in partnership with the IRI’s Tbilisi office through the financial support of USAID. The initiative intends to address the lack of healthy policy debate and the polarized political environment…

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Lecture for Williams College and Mt. Holyoke Students

Lecture for Williams College and Mt. Holyoke Students

On  January 6, 2012, Dr. Archil Gegeshidze, Senior Fellow at GFSIS, gave a lecture entitled “Modern Georgia and its Security Problems” to a group of students from Williams College and Mt. Holyoke. The group, led by Professor Dawn Seckler from Williams, was debriefed on the cultural and political climate of modern Georgia and its role in the world. The lecture was followed…

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Lecture in Akhalkalaki on Social and Political Research Methods

Lecture in Akhalkalaki on Social and Political Research Methods

On December 24, 2011 at the regional Public Policy Unit  (PPU) of GFSIS in Akhalkalaki, Samtskhe-Javakheti, a training course in Social and Political Research Methods was conducted for the local community leaders, civil society, media, and government representatives of the region.  Professor Tinatin Zurabishvili, Project Coordinator at the Caucasus Research Resource Centre (CRRC),…

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Public Lecture on Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda

Public Lecture on Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda

On 26 July 2011 Dr. Eugene Kogan, International Institute for Liberal Policy, Vienna, Austria, conducted a public lecture titled “Georgia’s Defence and Security Agenda” at GFSIS.  The presenter discussed Georgia’s defence and security situation, directions and challenges before and after the August 2008 conflict.  A brief overview of the lecture and key…

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Public Lecture on Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond

Public Lecture on Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond

On June 21, 2011 Dr. Haim Koren, from National Defense College of Israel, gave a public lecture on Islam and Recent Changes in the Region and Beyond at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Koren delivered an illuminative analysis of the Middle East history, focusing on the power play in the past and the present, and analyzed a global power politics currently.…

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Graduation Ceremony of  „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

Graduation Ceremony of „Training program Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community“

On June 17, 2011 a graduation ceremony for the class of 2010-11 and a welcoming reception for the class of 2011-12 of the program Capacity Building of the Georgian Leadership (CBGL) were held at GFSIS.  The ceremony’s keynote speakers included H.E. Diana Janse, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Georgia, David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister…

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Public Lecture

Public Lecture "The Impact of the Upcoming Election Cycle on Current Russian Politics"

On  June 13, 2011 Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs Peter Reddaway (George Washington University) presented on "The Impact of the Upcoming Election Cycle on Current Russian Politics." Professor Reddaway analyzed recent trends in Russian political elite, and presented his vision of future developments in Russian politics. In his lecture, he focused…

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